Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Rudolph Day- September

Oh my goodness only two more Rudolph Days till the Day itself! How did that happen?

I have used a Stamplorations stamp that I've just got my hands on- Poinsettia Row -Artsy Borders. I've gone for the CAS look and simply stamped it in Versamark and embossed it with gold. I cut it and the gold mat, out with the Sue Wilson Noble rectangles dies. I do like the pinhole effects but I find the sizes very odd, they don't tie up with UK sizes ie A6 or US A2 sizes. The gold mat measures 5.5 x 4.5 inches, so Ive had to cut down a 6 x 6 card to fit. Finding a suitable envelope might be tricky!

Autumn Leaves

It is my turn to set the challenge at Cardz for Guyz and in line with lots of other challenges I have chosen a seasonal theme - Autumn Leaves.

To make my card, I masked off a rectangle and brushed Delightful Dijon ink over it. When I was happy with the coverage I stamped the sentiment from Uniko - another NBUS - which stamped beautifully. I did use the Misti so that I could ensure it was dark enough. Then I stamped random leaves from the SSS set Apple of my Pie in browns, green, orange and dark red, before moving the masking tape. So a one layer card which I used to hate making, but though I say it myself, I do rather like this one!

There's lots more inspiration on the challenge blog, so please pop over and see what the rest of the DT have made. 

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Less is More - OLC Floral

It has been absolutely ages since I played at Less is More but as soon as I saw what the current challenge was I knew exactly what to do. I have taken inspiration from my duvet cover!

Unfortunately the card blank I used was very porous so the inky square is not as even as I would have liked.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Autumn Colours

There's lots of autumn or fall challenges around at the moment and here at Make My Monday we're joining in! We would like to see your makes using autumn colours. I have used yet another NBUS stamp. This time a House Mouse one, and for a change I coloured it using Spectrum Noir blending pencils.

It took quite a while to colour but it was very relaxing and enjoyable. Then I fussy cut him. I stamped the image again on a piece of white card then die cut a square chopping off part of the leaf. I stuck the cut ot image on top so that he looked like he was floating of the edge. The little sprinkles are Champagne Glass - another NBUS item!

Make sure you check out the rest of the inspiration on the challenge blog.

Also joining in with City Crafter and Cards in Envy

Friday, 14 September 2018

Twofer Challenge - Leaves!

I fully intended entering Darnell's Twofer challenge right at the begining, but you know what they say about good intentions! Now, some nine months later I have actually made two cards for it!! This month it is all about leaves.

My onefer is similar to one I made a few years ago. I have used one of the first stamps I ever bought, no idea what the make is as I have de-wooden blocked it! I stamped it randomly in red, yellow, green and brown, then added Versamark over the whole panel and clear embossed it, so IRL it is really shiny.I mounted that onto some copper mirri card, then stamped and embossed the sentiment in a matching ink.

My twofer has much less stamping. I heat embossed two leaves in gold and fussy cut them out.

After I hadmounted them ont the mat I decided to add a bit of colour with my sponge daubers, it actually looks quite good but not in the photo. So that's my two cards and here they are both together.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Thoughts of Fall/Autumn

Thoughts of Fall or Autumn is the challenge at Cardz for Galz. I used a NBUS stamp set from SSS called Apple of my Pie!
The apples are coloured with Promarkers and a lot of the blending pen. I was actually going to watercolour them but stamped them with the wrong ink on the wrong card, and as I'd done a lot of masking, decided it was easier to change the colouring medium. I think I need a bit of practice though with the shading. I do hope you'll be able to join in with us, and do check out the rest of the inspiration from the DT.
I’d like to enter this as well into Addicted to CAS - Apples

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Something Fishy!

Cardz for Guyz is All at Sea! Not really, that is just the theme for the new challenge, anything to do with the sea. I chose to use fishes in the sea.

The stamp set is from SU- Seaside Shore and coloured with Copics. The seaweed is die cut and left loose at the top. I hope you'll be able to join in the fun!

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

How long till Christmas?

 Less time than you think as it is coming round fast, so get ahead with your cards and join us at Happy Little Stampers.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.
 I have used a SU stamp of Christmas trees which I stamped and embossed in silver, although it looks more grey in the photo. The did some more stamping in DI Bundled Sage, to make it look like more trees in the background.  I stamped the sentiment in red and clear embossed it to make it pop! The edge of the image is finished with silver peeloffs from my very old stash.
I hope you'll be able to join in with us this time.

Monday, 3 September 2018

New York, New York!

When I saw that the new challenge at Make My Monday was New York I knew I had to do a scrapbook page. Although I still haven't finished my Australia album, I am planning to do one to cover our holiday to Canada and the States back in 2010. So at least I have made a start!

The view is from The Top of the Rock and the bottom photo is outside the Rockefeller Centre.

Hope you will be able to join us this time!

Friday, 31 August 2018

Butterfly for Happy Little Stampers

Another month has flown by and it's time for the Watercolour Challenge, the first of the new challenges at Happy Little Stampers. The optional twist this time is Butterflies.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.
Without more ado here is my card.

Ihad recently got some Tim Holtz Distress Spray, so after watching a couple of tutorials on YouTube I had a play.I started off spraying through a stencil, but must have been a bit heavy handed as I ended up with large blobs! That has been consigned to the pile of " maybe I can fix it later" bits. Then I decided to go for simple - and just sprayed lightly a few times on the card. When it was dry I blended Distress Oxides over it in Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade.A rub over with a baby wipe revealed the spray, which has a slight sparkle to it .The butterfly and sentiment from Butterfly Birthday were stamped in Versafine Onyx Black onto the card. I stamped the butterfly again onto some plain card and coloured it with the same inks. A mat of Cajun Craze and some black Nuvo drops finished it off.


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